Curtiss-Wright Flow Control’s Farris Engineering to offer SmartPRV technology
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company announced today that its Farris Engineering business unit is introducing the Farris SmartPRV, a 2600 Series Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) equipped with a Fisher 4320 position monitor. With the new technology, PRVs can be monitored in real time, providing immediate feedback during an overpressure event. Areas of the plant which had previously been difficult or impossible to track using traditional wired products are now effectively monitored. The SmartPRV also extends the range of field applications with Emerson’s SmartWireless solutions network, including critical assets.
“We are committed to providing plants with Total Pressure Relief Management solutions and creating safer operating conditions in processing facilities,” said David Linton, President, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company and Co-Chief Operating Office, Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “It is another example of a reliable, responsive and flexible technology that differentiates Curtiss-Wright through the products we offer to address some of the toughest challenges facing our customers in the processing and hydrocarbon industries.”
Prior to SmartPRV, monitoring of pressure relief valves and the amount of product being released has been a daunting task due to the limitations of traditional monitoring technologies, including environmental monitoring of the plant site and simple physical observation of PRVs and flare volume. In both instances, plants have been unable to track product losses. SmartPRV is an essential new technology that identifies production and profitability losses, reduces emission fines and associated administrative costs and improves plant safety and environmental performance.